Head massage is the best therapy for hair. It boosts Hair Growth and reduces hair loss.
Autumn months are not very kind on hair. October is the worst of all. The dryness in the air and a drop in temperature can cause more than usual hair loss. Plus, this weather may also slow the hair growth and make hair dry and dull.
I don’t want this autumn to ruin our hair. And that’s why the head massage challenge… (more about the challenge below)
I usually head massage once a week. But, since the beginning of October I have increased it to three times a week. So once a week I head massage with the oil and the other two times without the oil.
Once a week is a good start, twice is optimum, and anything more is a bonus. See what works best for you.
During the autumn and winter months, oil massage is especially recommended in ayurveda to reduce the dryness and provide lubrication and nourishment to the scalp. The best oils for the colder months are:
You can also add a few drops of essential oils such as chamomile, holy basil (tulsi), rose geranium, sandalwood, or sweet orange to balance the dryness. (add 3 to 5 drops to 1 tablespoon of base oil).
*Ghee fact: Ghee is highly revered in the Indian culture. Both eating ghee and applying it on hair is said to make hair strong and healthy.
Apply the oil on the scalp in sections. Massage gently using your finger pads. Make sure you cover all areas. I also like to tap all over my scalp with my fingers – this is very relaxing and energising. Finish by running fingers through your hair.
Yes, it’s that simple. It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. And if you can do it even once a week it’s good.
Just focus on the nourishing process and imagine your hair getting healthier, stronger and shinier.
You can let the oil sit for an hour, or overnight for better conditioning.
I sometimes use a wooden comb or brush to massage my scalp. It’s also very relaxing and soothing on the scalp.
Those of you with very dry hair, just spray some water on your hair (or lightly damp your hair), then apply oil. This will help the oil penetrate deeper inside.
Tip: When head massaging, focus on the center of your head, which is most likely to receive less blood supply.
Ok, so I have never done this before but I am very excited about this challenge.
It’s simple. I am keeping track of three things and you can also track one or all the three things below:
I would love to have you all along with me. If you are already doing head massage then you are in by default 🙂
And if you start now you will enter New Year (2016 less than 90 days to go) with more healthy and vibrant hair.
Keep us posted of your progress. I will share key takeaways and call out the best result in the next update in December/January.
In the comments below just say ‘I am in’ and let’s build a community by:
Let’s get head massaging!